Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Change Location - Change Clientele
Around 5 years ago, I used to be a regular at a restaurant/wine bar called "Cheuvront's" It was right on Central Avenue not far from where I used to live. I knew the owner and most of the people who worked there so it was a fun place to go for dinner or a drink. About 4 years ago, the owner got a contract with the City of Phoenix to open a spot at the airport so he closed his local restaurant and moved the business to the airport. I've never been back.
With all my recent travels, I'm in and out of the airport often but I never stop here because it's usually early in the morning or late at night and I'm either in a hurry to get to my gate or in a hurry to get home. Last Friday I had an appointment at the airport so I went early so I could wander around. I snapped this photo of the bar which seems to be popular with some guests but there was no one there I knew so I didn't stop.
This place used to be a neighborhood place where everyone knew each other and met up with friends. Now it's a travelers watering hole with customers who rarely return! Somehow that seems a shame to me.